SMT LEGAL: PITTSBURGH INJURY LAW FIRM

Personal Injury Attorney

Life can become very stressful following an accident or unexpected injury. Medical bills pile up, you may miss work, and you’re likely dealing with excruciating pain. You need money to pay your bills and take care of your other needs, and you want to hold the person who injured you accountable. Unfortunately, that’s a lot of work to take on when you need to focus on your medical treatment.

At SMT Legal, we know what you’re going through, and we want to help you by providing the high-quality legal representation you deserve. We’re proud to serve clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania, and we’re even prouder of the results we’ve achieved on their behalf. Call us today or complete our contact form for a free consultation, and let’s start pursuing justice together.

Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

Hiring a personal injury attorney is crucial to demanding the full and fair compensation you deserve. A personal injury lawyer can gather evidence to support your claim, present it to at-fault parties and their insurers, and negotiate with insurance companies for a fair settlement. If the insurance company drags its feet, denies liability, or tries to get you to accept less than you deserve, your attorney won’t hesitate to take them to court.

It’s important to understand that your opponent in your personal injury case is likely to be an insurance company, and that these for-profit businesses are adept at paying no more than they absolutely have to. Without an attorney, you risk getting tricked into accepting an insufficient settlement or walking away with nothing.

Another critical point is that most personal injury law firms, including SMT Legal, work on a contingency basis. This means you only pay your lawyer if they recover compensation on your behalf, reducing the financial burden to you and incentivizing your attorney to pursue as much compensation as possible.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

At SMT Legal, we are proud to handle a wide range of personal injury cases on behalf of clients like you. Here are some of the common injury cases we take and how we pursue them.

Car Accidents

Car accidents can cause serious injuries and financial strain. Our attorneys will investigate the accident, gather evidence, and negotiate with insurance companies to get you the compensation you need.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents often result in severe injuries due to the lack of protection for riders. We have extensive experience handling these cases and know how to deal with the unique challenges they present.

Truck Accidents

Truck accidents often cause devastating injuries due to the size and weight of commercial vehicles. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate the accident, determine who’s liable for your injuries, and pursue claims against the trucking companies and their insurers.

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents can lead to serious, life-altering injuries. Our firm helps injured pedestrians by investigating the accident, gathering witness statements, and building a robust case.

Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents often result from negligent drivers, and we understand the impact these accidents can have on your life. Our team will work diligently to investigate the accident, establish liability, and fight for the compensation you need to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Work Injuries

Injuries at work can disrupt your life and career. We help injured workers navigate the complex workers’ compensation system to get the benefits they are entitled to under Pennsylvania. If someone other than your employer caused your injury, we can also pursue additional compensation through a personal injury claim.

Medical Malpractice

Negligent medical care can have devastating consequences on your health and your finances. Our attorneys have ample experience with these complex cases and understand the unique legal challenges involved. We will review medical records, consult with experts, and build a compelling case to hold negligent medical professionals accountable.

Premises Liability & Slip-and-Fall Accidents

Property owners keep their premises safe for visitors and tenants. If you’ve been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, our team will investigate the conditions that led to your injury. We also handle dog bites and other injuries stemming from the actions of negligent property owners. We will work to prove negligence and secure compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other related expenses.

Wrongful Death Claims

Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is a tragedy, but you can demand justice and accountability through a wrongful death claim. Our compassionate attorneys will guide you through the legal process during this challenging time. By pursuing a wrongful death claim, we can help you secure compensation for funeral expenses, loss of income, and medical expenses, as well as the less tangible losses you’ve suffered.

Products Liability

Defective or dangerous products can cause serious harm to consumers. Our experienced attorneys handle cases involving faulty consumer goods, defective industrial equipment, and unsafe medications. We’ll investigate the product’s design, manufacturing process, and marketing to establish liability and seek compensation from manufacturers, distributors, or retailers responsible for your injuries.

Industrial Accidents

Industrial settings pose unique hazards to workers and bystanders. Our team has experience with complex industrial accident cases, including those involving heavy machinery malfunctions, chemical exposures, and safety violations. We’ll work to identify all responsible parties and pursue maximum compensation for your injuries, whether through workers’ compensation, personal injury claims, or both.

Catastrophic Accidents

We specialize in handling catastrophic accident cases, with a particular focus on explosions. These devastating events can result in severe burns, traumatic brain injuries, and life-altering disabilities. Our attorneys have the expertise to investigate the causes of explosions, whether they occur in industrial settings, residential areas, or elsewhere. We’ll work tirelessly to hold negligent parties accountable and secure the substantial compensation you’ll need for long-term care and recovery.

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Injuries

Dangerous drugs and defective medical devices can cause serious harm to patients. Our firm is equipped to handle complex litigation against pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers. We stay informed about current recalls and emerging issues in this field. If you’ve been injured by a medication or medical device, we’ll fight to hold these large corporations accountable for their negligence and seek the compensation you deserve.

Common Accident Injuries in Personal Injury Cases

You could be owed compensation for the accident injuries you’ve suffered, such as:

  • Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
  • Severe burns
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Severed, crushed, or amputated limbs
  • Internal bleeding
  • Internal organ injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Sprains, strains, and other soft-tissue injuries
  • PTSD and other mental health conditions

 

Severe injuries like these can have long-lasting consequences. They often require long-term care and ongoing medical treatment. In some cases, their effects can last a lifetime. At SMT Legal, we believe no one should have to suffer the painful consequences of another party’s bad behavior. That’s why we’ve dedicated our careers to getting fair compensation on behalf of people in positions like yours.

Compensation in Allegheny County Personal Injury Cases

If someone else is responsible for your injuries, you can pursue a personal injury case against them. Such compensation claims can account for a range of injury-related losses, including:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Reduced future earnings
  • Lost income while you heal
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Damaged personal property, if applicable

Deadline to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Pennsylvania

Under Pennsylvania law, injury victims typically have two years from the date of an accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. Missing this deadline means the courts will likely dismiss the case as untimely filed, depriving victims of the chance to recover compensation for their injuries.

Two years might sound like a long time, but there are pressing reasons to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. First, essential evidence can deteriorate or disappear in the days and weeks after an accident, without which it could prove difficult to win your case. Second, getting a jump start on the legal process can help you recover compensation for your injuries more quickly. Finally, there are certain cases where plaintiffs have shorter windows to take legal action, such as incidents involving government agencies. By acting quickly after an accident, you give yourself an early advantage in your legal battle.

Contact a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney Now

You have a lot going on after an accident, but it’s crucial to assert your legal rights to compensation from those to blame for your injuries. The injury lawyers at SMT Legal are ready to start working on your case at your earliest convenience. Call us today or reach out online for a free case review.

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